Dr. Susan Spatz asks the question: How do we keep the realities of history from repeating?
When recently passed laws condone prejudice and discrimination, and politicians continue issuing promises to “make America great again,” a door is opened for those who hate. Bigotry becomes justified, and brutality is likely not far behind. These modern day realities make the words of Dr. Susan Spatz more resonant than ever. In her talk, she shares her journey as Prisoner 34042 – a number, a slave, a survivor of Nazi terrors – and her experiences surviving unimaginable brutalities justified by a system that worked to turn large numbers of its citizens into non-persons.